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High-Altitude Climbing Induces Corneal Swelling

According to an article recently published by the ScienceDaily, a new study reveals that mountain climbers are often affected by a swelling of the corneas, but that this phenomenon does not appear to affect vision at altitudes of up to 6,300 meters.

Mount Roraima – Big New Tepui Route

After 12 days on the wall of Mount Roraima, a tepui on the border of Venezuela and Guiana, Brazilian climbers Márcio Bruno, Fernando Leal and Eliseu Frechou succeeded on the first ascent of a new route by the Guiana side.

SANParks resolves race row

SA National Parks (SANParks) and AfriForum have reached an agreement regarding a racial discrimination complaint by two white students.


Nanga Parbat – The Fury Continues

The newly released film ‘Nanga Parbat’ has reignited a blazing feud surrounding the death of Günther Messner.

Steve House Solos Remission

“Did some climbing without a rope today. And I don’t mean bouldering,” Steve House teased on Facebook, posting a photo of a slim band of white-and-yellow ice.

Terremer – Font 8C – for Daniel Woods (with video)

American Climber Daniel Woods has made the third ascent of the super-hard boulder problem link-up Terremer (Font 8C) on North Mountain at Hueco Tanks, Mexico.

Solo New Route on Aconcagua South Face

American Chad Kellogg has soloed a dangerous new line on the famed south face of Aconcagua (6,962m/22,841′).


Italy to jail people who set off avalanches

The measures were proposed after eight people died at the weekend, seven in the Italian Alps and an eighth in the Appenines range along the country’s central spine.


Mugs Stump, Polartec Grants Announced

Winners of the 2010 Mugs Stump Awards and Polartec Challenge Grants have been announced. The Mugs Stump Award was created in 1992 in memory of the visionary American alpinist Mugs Stump; six small teams will receive a total of $25,000 in grants for their lightweight, clean expeditions to unclimbed objectives:

Video – Rocklands – BD Climber Nalle Hukkataival visits South Africa’s famed boulders

Driving on the wrong side of the road definitely made things interesting, along with the fact that the only driving directions that I had was a text message from my friend…